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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

What to Do: Visit the Yacht Festival

Itar-TassSailing on the Moscow River during last June's 2nd Moscow Yacht Festival.
Moscow may be hundreds of kilometers from the nearest sea, but that won't stop the 3rd Moscow Yacht Festival, which runs from Thursday to Sunday.

More than 100 yachts are to be featured in an open-air exhibition at the Park Kultury berth -- the largest are 45 meters long, and have mini-submarine docking stations and helicopter pads.

From 8 p.m. on Friday, professional and amateur motorboat racers compete in the Kremlin Mile, a sprint between the Andreyevsky and Krymsky bridges. And a boat from the Class One World Powerboat Championship, which travels at more than 270 kilometers an hour, is to do demonstrations.

Every day between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., performances of easy listening, lounge and boss nova music are planned, as well as a show of retro cars.

The festival isn't only for the well off, said Artur Trapizonyan, the festival's press secretary.

"Yachts differ in price," he said. "There are affordable ones that any person can buy and there are expensive ones, for which you have to be rich. But the pleasure that a person gets from watching a yacht is the same, irrespective of who you are."

Thu. to Sun. at Party Kultury berth, Pushkinskaya Naberezhnaya,